Edit YouTube Videos Without Re-Uploading Them

    September 14, 2011
    Chris Crum

YouTube announced the launch of a new edit button, which lets you improve video quality and add effects. Users can now edit videos without having to re-upload them. Now, you can edit uploaded videos from YouTube itself, and maintain the same video ID.

“Users have long requested a way to make quick edits to new and previously uploaded buttons without having to re-upload the video,” a spokesperson for YouTube tells WebProNews. “Users can enter this tool from the Watch page of one of their videos when logged in or from the video upload page.”

Included in the new release are the ability to make quick fixes, such as trimming, rotating, stabilizing, contrast, brightness, color intensity and color temperature. 14 stylized effects are included, such as sepia, pixelate, comic book, etc. Audio tracks can also be swapped with songs from the YouTube audioswap library.

It will all roll out globally this afternoon, YouTube says.